I’ll tell my story as I am a bit desperate and have no idea of what to do.
So, I am 22yo today, came to Australia by myself when I was 18, left my country (Brazil) to chase my dream of living in a english-speaking country.
First visa, I saved money to study Civil construction design + Civil Engineering (Technician), my biggest mistake was: I had no money to start TAFE (was asking 16.000 upfront, VISA + Health insurance+ first semester) so I had to go to a college that was similar to TAFE.
before I graduated (April 2020) corona came and made my life a way harder. I was basically working to live and pay my college which was 26,000$ (1200$/month) for 2 years. couldn’t save much money as I had to study 2 weekdays, so I have always tracked my expenses carefully, I never had issues paying the college, but never had much money left as well.
When I graduated I couldn’t find a job simply cause I had to make money to survive during the Covid lockdown, Did a PTE test, got the grade, then I applied to my Graduate Visa in June 2020, which costed me a bit of money that I had left.
then since October 2020, I started looking for a job, paid a professional to prepare my resume and cover letter, and applied for a bunch of jobs.
First I was applying for jobs in regional area, which was my main plan, so It would be easier to get a new visa(491), but after a while I was applying for jobs everywhere and always receiving ‘You’re unlikely to progress’.
My friend she started looking for 2 weeks and she already found (she had a bit of experience outside australia).
I saved money so I could work in exchange of experience and pay my bills during that period, but not even that is working.
But the big thing is: I have only 10 months left of visa, and still can’t find a job(as a DRAFTSPERSON) I really don’t know what to do, and the immigration lawyer didn’t help me much either.
Then decide to come here and ask help. does anyone have any idea on what I could do?
I gave up on everything for pretty much 4 years, haven’t seen my family in 3 years, and the idea of might have failed gives me a big frustration.
Thanks if you’ve read until here. Appreciate it.